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The Qurʾan continues to be translated with either little attention, or outright inattention, to rhyme. This contribution is an attempt to produce a rhyme-led translation of Sūrat Luqmān, the 31st surah in the Qurʾan. It has been chosen, on the one hand, for its amenability to rhyme and rhythm (end sounds are ūn/īn/īm / īr/ūr / īẓ / īd), and on the other for its content: the surah includes much good counsel by a wise older man to a younger one, which is an apposite offering from me to the volume’s honoree.

In: 'His Pen and Ink Are a Powerful Mirror'
In: Journal of Arabic Literature
In: Journal of Arabic Literature